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Trapeze : the unexpurgated diary of Anaïs Nin, 1947-1955
Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, author.
1st edition. Unexpurgated.
Publication Information:
San Antonio, Texas : Sky Blue Press ; Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, Swallow Press, [2017]
Physical Description:
xvi, 349 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Anaïs Nin made her reputation through publication of her edited diaries and the carefully constructed persona they presented. It was not until decades later, when the diaries were published in their unexpurgated form, that the world began to learn the full details of Nin's fascinating life and the emotional and literary high-wire acts she committed both in documenting it and in defying the mores of 1950s America. Trapeze begins where the previous volume, Mirages, left off: when Nin met Rupert Pole, the young man who became not only her lover but later her husband in a bigamous marriage. It marks the start of what Nin came to call her "trapeze life," swinging between her longtime husband, Hugh Guiler, in New York and her lover, Pole, in California, a perilous lifestyle she continued until her death in 1977. Today what Nin did seems impossible, and what she sought perhaps was impossible: to find harmony and completeness within a split existence. It is a story of daring and genius, love and pain, largely unknown until now"--
Preface / by Paul Herron -- Introduction / by Benjamin Franklin V -- Chronology -- 1947 : part two of my life -- 1948 : La Joie -- 1949 : a typical American wife -- 1950 : a web of lies -- 1951 : my unwanted presence -- 1952 : the tree and the pillar -- 1953 : desire will buy another airplane ticket -- 1954 : with Hugo there is no relief -- 1955 : to hell with the laws.
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